When a cycle is closed, resolutions arrive automatically. Each start of the year we promise ourselves that over the next 365 days we will improve ourselves and our lives. Ok, be realistic: it’s the first of the year, not Lourdes
New year same old resolutions
Who has never thought, a minute after the stroke of midnight, between a spoonful of lentils and a toast: “this year I would like….”
When a cycle is closed, resolutions arrive automatically. Every beginning of the year we promise ourselves that in the next 365 days we will improve ourselves and our lives. Ok, be realistic: it’s the first of the year, not Lourdes.
What are your most frequent resolutions, as women and as mothers?
Here are the ones I hear most often (including mine).
This year I enroll in the gym (if you can!)
Which, to read it, seems like a joke. It’s unbelievable, but months and months of running after a child in “perpetual motion” mode only affect the witch’s stroke and dark circles. I mean: have you ever modeled your buttocks while holding a wobbly little dwarf by the hand? To me, no. On the other hand, I got sciatica. The duration of this proposal is minimal: you will postpone enrollment in the gym until May, when trying on the first bikini of the season in one of those horrid dressing rooms lit from above, you will collapse. You will bitterly regret that January 2 when you passed the gym but then went straight thinking ‘I’ll sign up next week’
This year I will spend less
You do not have time to formulate the resolution that the balances leave under your nose. This year in some cities of southern Italy they even started on January 2nd! This is pure evil. There is nothing that puts the bill in the red more than the illusion of saving.
This year I will be calmer and more relaxed
I said it at two minutes past midnight, and I was really convinced of it. At three minutes past twelve, my daughter was spreading lentils on the cloth sofa. This is an excellent resolution for those who: have no children, do not work, have no intrusive relatives, do not drive a car, never have to go to the post office, do not queue at the supermarket checkout, have no neighbors, are Buddhist. For everyone else, a piece of advice: forget it.
I will never wear mismatched underwear this year
Or: I’ll put on heels more often. O: I will dress precisely even in the afternoons spent at home. How many times have you told yourself this? And how many times, in the rush of the early morning, have you gone out in a striped bra and pocked underpants, or have you preferred a nice worn sneaker to a high-heeled boot? Come on, let’s say it: on the other hand, your dwarves are always very well dressed.
And you can always say that mixed lingerie / sneakers / sweatpants are sexier because they are creative. Then just really believe it!
This year I will find more time for myself
I understand, with children it is difficult, but at least try to raise the average. Bring it, as I know, to three minutes and fifteen seconds a day. Too much???
This year I will teach my son not to throw a tantrum
How many times, watching SOS Tata have you said to yourself “new year, new life: I will be more firm and severe and I will be able to educate my son properly”. Goodbye crying and screaming, goodbye messy room and tantrums to eat, put on pajamas and go to bed. I also expressed it on the first of the year … then three of us fell asleep on the Latvian. Beyond midnight. Without even the pajamas.
But do you want to know, among all, what is the truly unattainable purpose? Obvious: keep your purpose.
And you, do you use any particular method to maintain them? And what are your good intentions for 2021?